21 avril 2017

What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge, 2017/03/16
The purpose of this post is to advertise the founding of the Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy at Northeastern University. More...

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FutureLearn’s New Pricing Model Limits Access to Course Content After the Course Ends

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. FutureLearn’s New Pricing Model Limits Access to Course Content After the Course Ends
Dhawal Shah, Class Central, 2017/03/16
As this article notes, MOOC provider FutureLearn is putting the squeeze on students, cutting off access to MOOC contents unless they pay. It's what we're seeing in the market as a whole. More...

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Rationalizing Those 'Irrational' Fears of inBloom

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.  Rationalizing Those 'Irrational' Fears of inBloom
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2017/03/16
On certain levels, I think this is a good article. It makes the point that "while 'personalized learning' might be a powerful slogan for the ed-tech industry and its funders, the sweeping claims about its benefits are largely unproven by educational research," and makes the case that "the public’s 'low tolerance for uncertainty and risk' surrounding student data is hardly irrational." More...

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How Higher Education Leaders Are Making Great Teaching A Priority On Their Campuses

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Higher Education Leaders Are Making Great Teaching A Priority On Their Campuses
Higher Education Today, 2017/03/16
This to me reads like those articles from the 90s and 00s about how newspapers were making quality writing and reporting their top priority. More...

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Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin
Dan Lyons, New York Times, 2017/04/03
I have long said that venture capitalists don't fund ideas, they fund people like themselves. Surely the latest round of business failures proves this. More...

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Nothing will change until you start building

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Nothing will change until you start building.
Jonathan Z. White, Free Code Camp, Medium, 2017/04/03
I was at an IMS meeting ages ago and someone said to me, "Quality ships." I've never let that statement go. It doesn't matter how great your ideas are, if you don't make something out of them, they may as well not exist. "Start by building. More...

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Games Pose Unique Accessibility Challenges

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Games Pose Unique Accessibility Challenges
Pamela Hogle, Learning Soutions, 2017/04/03
This is probably the best advice, from Joshua Straub, editor-in-chief of DAGERS, a game journalism site for disabled gamer. More...

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Thoughts on the UMUC IT Spin Off

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Thoughts on the UMUC IT Spin Off
Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed, 2017/03/23
This article offers reflections on a recent University of Maryland University College (UMUC) initiative to spin off its IT department into a for-profit company. More...

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Brace Yourself For The Bitcoin Hard Fork

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brace Yourself For The Bitcoin Hard Fork
Rob Blasetti, Decentralize Today, 2017/03/23
There's a lot of history behind this one, but essentially the split is between the original developers, who want to keep the size of a block limited, and Bitcoin miners (ie., the people who actually encrypt the blocks), who want the size of the block to grow. This can happen in distributed systems. More...

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This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. This Article Won’t Change Your Mind
Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 2017/03/23
Some time about 20 years ago I decided that i would stop arguing, and start explaining. It was no longer about convincing others, it was about making my own reasoning clear. Why? because after almost two decades in philosophy I concluded that nobody is convinced by argumentation. More...

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